Man accidentally shoots self in leg while target shooting

Nov. 13—Conservation officers say a 23-year-old man was seriously injured Sunday after he accidentally shot himself in a leg while target shooting in Shelburne.

Around 10:18 a.m. Sunday, state police notified New Hampshire Fish and Game conservation officers they received a call reporting a man had shot himself in a leg.

A conservation officer, along with Gorham police, EMS, and state police responded to a sandpit off Larry Brook Road in Shelburne, where a man identified as Tristan Byrd, 23, was reportedly target shooting with some family members and "manipulating the pistol in his jacket pocket causing it to go off," Fish and Game said in a statement.

The round went through his pocket and through a lower extremity, conservation officers said. Byrd's father called 911 and met Gorham EMS nearby.

Byrd suffered a serious but non-life threatening injury, and was taken to Androscoggin Valley Hospital.